Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of November 21, 2011

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

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The latest installment of the Twilight movies, Breaking Dawn broke the all time mobile ticket sales record.  Twenty-two percent of all tickets sold through Fandango.com were purchased with a mobile device. Read Original Content

A recent survey of shoppers by the National Retail Federation found that 50 percent of smartphone owners plan to use their device to research products or make a purchase this holiday. Read Original Content

Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. has expanded its mobile offerings for the holiday season, updating its iPhone and Android apps and adding technology from eBay Inc., Google Inc., Foursquare and shopkick. Read Original Content

Pyxis Mobile provides an agile, powerful, and secure mobile enterprise application platform.  It enables rapid cross-platform application development, unlimited data integration, enterprise-grade security, and the unique ability to change and update applications in real time.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Pyxis Mobile, http://pyxismobile.com/

Of the 502 U.S. credit card users Auriemma Consulting Group surveyed online in June, 37 percent said the most likely place they would expect to use mobile payments would be in person at a large retailer; 29 percent said they would use mobile payments at a large online retailer; and 29 percent said they would use mobile payments at a large restaurant. Read Original Content

PayPal has launched a new Facebook application called Send Money that makes sending payments to your Facebook friends easy. Read Original Content

The Salvation Army has announced a new partnership with mobile payments processor Square that will allow the organization’s bell ringers to accept credit card payments on smartphones. Read Original Content

According to Internet Retailer, the 300 largest U.S. mobile merchants, led by Amazon.com Inc, will generate $5.37 billion in sales through mobile devices this year, more than double 2010. Read Original Content

overstockArt.com experienced a 270 percent increase in mobile sales after introducing a website designed for mobile devices. To date, the number of mobile sales has grown 300 percent, with a 100 percent growth of sales on Android devices. Read Original Content

Cabela's, the outdoor and hunting retail store, has announced that Digiday, the authority on digital media, marketing and advertising, recently named Cabela's new mobile app as one of the finalists in the 2011 MOBI Awards in the Best E-Commerce/Retail category. Read Original Content

American Express Co., the biggest credit-card issuer by purchases, plans to invest $100 million in technology companies as it develops its digital payments system called Serve. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.